National Health Corps Chicago Blog

A new Sexual Health Education Policy, that recently passed for Chicago Public Schools, will make Chicago home to the only comprehensive reproductive health program for K-12 graders in a district of its size. Read more about CHC Member Casey Strickler teaching reproductive health classes throughout her year of service with Erie Family Health Center.
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Did you know that May is Asthma Awareness Month? Read this wonderful story about CHC Member Thu Nguyen's experience with her asthma students during her year of service at Respiratory Health Association.
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While malaria was eliminated in the 1950’s here in the United States, it is a continuing public health and community development problem in other parts of the world. Read on to take CHC Member Marissa Baranowski's, who serves at Respiratory Health Association, quiz on malaria.
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It is unfortunate to see such evil being done to innocent people, but it is inspiring to see what good people are capable of doing when they work together. CHC Member Daniel Broome, serving at the American Cancer Society, looks back at the tragic event that shook the nation and the everyday heroes that arose from it.
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“If you have sex twice in one day, does that mean you’ll get pregnant and have two babies later?” Continue reading to learn about CHC Member Suzanne Williams and all the questions she receives teaching Teen Pregnancy Prevention courses through her service with Erie Family Health.
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Studies show that people who skip breakfast often weigh more, and are more likely to nibble on high-calorie snacks to ward off hunger and overeat during later meals. Read more about how CHC Member Amber Adams stresses the importance of good breakfast when educating with her patients about nutrition through her service with the Heartland Health Center!
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